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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS
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Author Topic: Is there any validity in the films that portray personality disorders?  (Read 24426 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2012, 02:17:33 PM »

First, forgive me if this is in the wrong place.

Second, forgive me if I'm not supposed to provide a link.

I saw this on Psychology Today.  It is a movie called "Young Adult" that supposedly has is about a woman with BPD.

Have any of you seen it?

I went on youtube and watched the trailer and the very first scene in the trailer - where she clearly has a dog hidden in her purse and the hotel clerk knows it but she repeatedly denies it, reminded me and my SO so much of my former best friend wBPD.

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/reel-therapy/201203/young-adult-the-new-borderline-personality-disorder-in-cinema
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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2012, 02:31:05 PM »

Also:

Shame (2011)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Gia (1998)

Swimfan (2002)

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Young Adult (2012)

Monster (2003)

All of the BPD characters are hollywood portrayals, take them with a grain of salt.
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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2012, 04:54:24 PM »

I saw it. It's painful to watch, and the lead character is NOT very sympathetic, but it is quite good. Charlize Theron plays a woman who comes home (for a reunion, maybe? or maybe just to mess with a previous partner? I don't remember) and has a variety of meltdowns. One great scene is when she is describing her future plans to her parents and they have a very recognizable reaction, like, "here we go again."

It may be triggering for some people. I think she has NPD and BPD traits, along with substance abuse, emotional immaturity, and some serious self-delusion. I enjoyed it, for the excellent performances. It's not exactly "entertaining" though.

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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2012, 06:21:18 PM »

Interesting as the author of the article said it showed a more sympathetic character than the one in Fatal Attraction.

I'm sure it was hard to watch.

Like I said, just bowled over by that whole scene with the dog.  She *nailed* it - from the blatant lie to the look in her eyes.  She looked at the clerk like, "go ahead, challenge me, b*tch." 

That whole posturing attitude...I saw it a lot.
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« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2012, 09:18:16 PM »

Definitely more sympathetic than Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction!

But much less sympathetic than we usually expect a main character to be. She lies, bullies people, acts like a jerk, uses people, drinks too much, makes scenes... My pwBPD is more AvPD so he doesn't challenge people directly like she does in the scene with the dog... but she nails it in many ways.

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« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2012, 08:35:52 AM »

The movie Best in Show is a plethera of dysfunction, it's a bit exagerated and it's really funny.   When the dog trainer is talking about her background she says, dad was authoritarian and controlling, mom was unconditional love until she commited suicide in '81.  I'm like my dad but give rewards (as she pets the poodle).

I about spit my tea out at that line!
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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2012, 09:41:28 AM »

The movie "Like Dandelion Dust".  Starts with husband getting out of prison for abusing wife.  While he was in, she had a baby and gave it up for adoption.  He gets out and they decide to get the child back.  So not only does he have to keep it together to avoid jail, he also has to do it for his son.

This movie I watched and I did not let stbx see it.  I knew it would trigger the heck out of him.  Was a very good betrayal of a person trying to hold it together for all their worth.

imdb.com/title/tt0981042/
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« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2012, 06:38:21 PM »

Sunset Boulevard with Joan Crawford and Mommie Dearest about her.
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« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2012, 07:56:28 PM »

Not sure if it's BPD, but the HBO movie Grey Gardens really made me cry.
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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2012, 09:05:50 PM »

Prozac Nation is based on a true story, I believe the main character was BPD.

imdb.com/title/tt0236640/
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